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Disability Services

Studying a qualification in this area will put you on the path to a satisfying, diverse and meaningful career, as you work with individuals to help them achieve their personal goals and maintain wellbeing. With changes to the way that people with disability receive funding and growth in the number of people living with disability, this area has more job opportunities than ever before. 

Our courses will help you develop the skills to work with families, manage staff, coordinate services and deliver support to individuals with more complex needs in a wide range of community services agencies. 

Induction to Disability short course

Do you want to build your skills to work with people with a disability?
With the need for disability support workers expected to double over the next two years North Metropolitan TAFE's 4-week Induction to Disability skill set is a great start for you.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability Certificate IV Employer-based
Traineeship
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AWJ3, CHC43115, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live their own life, then this is the course for you.

When you complete this course you will be on a pathway to a career in the rewarding and sometimes challenging world of disability work. You could find yourself working in a range of settings including residential, employment, recreational and/or day support, advocacy and case management, supporting people with a disability to gain skills and knowledge to move towards a more independent and self-determined life.

The Certificate IV in Disability includes a supervised work placement, giving you the opportunity to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way. Our students often gain employment through their work placement.

Gain these skills
  • Facilitate community participation, social inclusion and ongoing skills development for clients
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure clients are supported
  • Facilitate the empowerment of clients
  • Provide person-centred services to clients with complex needs
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Safe work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about supporting individuals to lead a more independent and fulfilled life
  • Reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Professional, friendly and supportive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
CHC33015 AA67 Individual Support (Disability) Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AA67, CHC33015, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

North Metro TAFE is running a pilot project with Brightwater Disability Services, you'll complete an intensive study block of 4 days per week for 3 weeks at our Mt Lawley campus followed by 2 days per week of placement and 1 day per week of classes for 9 weeks followed by a study and assessments week. View our Brightwater Pilot Program flyer, contact us for more details or apply today.

Gain these skills
  • Support people with disability to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person is supported in all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Committed, reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Tactful, patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to cope with challenging situations
  • Able to work as part of a team
What others have to say

Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support – Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater’s dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
 
Manager, Strategic Learning & Growth

52840WA AB65 Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship) Certificate II On campus
Mount Lawley
52840WA-AB65, 52840WA, AB65, disability, disability carer, disability care worker, carer, disability support worker, physical disability, intellectual disability,

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Pathway to the fast growing Disability sector

Are you looking for a pathway to further study or employment as a Disability Support Worker?

North Metropolitan TAFE is giving you the opportunity to complete this Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Pre-traineeship)  whilst participating in a work placement with one of our industry partners Brightwater, IdentitywaNulsen Disability Services and Senses Australia.

The program will give you an introduction to the job role, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or paid employment within the industry.

Disability Support Workers provide care, emotional support, physical assistance and supervision for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Disability Support Workers tend to focus on tasks that alleviate physical discomfort and promote social connectedness, independence, emotional wellbeing and general health.

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes

  • Patience, flexibility and understanding
  • A supportive and caring nature
  • Commitment to the rights of people with disabilities to live dignified lives
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team

 

After you have successfully completed this program you'll be eligible to study CHC33015 AA67 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

To register your interest in the Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Pre-traineeship) you need to complete the Course Enquiry form below or for more details contact:

E  pachealth@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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Page last updated March 19, 2019